A delightful hike in close proximity to the beach which showcases historical ruins dating back to the late 1800's along with having one of the only year-round waterfalls in the Santa Monica Mountain range.
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Light, golden brown, and vibrant just like the stunning bruin it’s named after. The Grizzly Bear is our bright, single origin light roast from Colombia which offers a soothing aroma with a hint of citrus sweetness.
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About this Coffee
- If you're heading to the hike from Los Angeles, take the Pacific Coast Highway North towards Ventura. You'll pass both the Getty Villa and then Pepperdine University a bit further up. After passing Pepperdine, Corral Canyon Road will be approximately 2.3 miles up the Pacific Coast Highway. Keep a look out for Malibu Seafood and the light for Corral Canyon will be shortly after. As you drive up Corral Canyon Road, the entrance to Solstice Canyon as well as the parking lot will be on your left. Depending on the time of day you're starting your trek, the parking lot could be filled up so parking along Corral Canyon Road will be your next best option.
- NOTE: Keep an eye out for the "No Parking" sections along Corral Canyon Road since police routinely patrol the area giving tickets to cars parked in non-designated sections.
- NOTE: Solstice Canyon Park is part of the National Park Service, but no fees are required to enjoy this historical park.
- Fortunately, the path throughout this hike is extremely easy to follow since the entire trail is paved (for the most part).
- At the parking lot within Solstice Canyon Park, the trailhead will be on the southwest side of the lot and there are bathrooms located just past the entrance gate.
- Around 200 yards after passing the entrance gate, a split will occur. If you'd like to take the slightly more rugged/difficult route to Roberts Ranch House Ruins, take a right here to head up the Rising Sun Trial. If you'd like the less difficult/mild route, continue heading straight ahead.
- You'll quickly meet up with Solstice Canyon Road, take a right and head north on the paved trail.
- Continue on the path for another 0.4 miles and one of the first ruins to explore will be on your right. Stop to take a look around or continue on the same path until you reach the next split.
- At this trail split, you actually can go left or right. Either direction ends right at the Roberts Ranch Ruins and both are mild routes with the path to the right being slightly more rugged with a small stream to cross over.
- When you reach the Roberts Ranch House Ruins, wander around taking in the history. After exploring the ruins, continue north through the house and the small waterfall (depending on the amount of rainfall) will appear through the foliage.
- Relax for a bit before heading back the same route you took or feel free to take the more rugged Rising Sun Trail back to the entrance.